Contrary to popular belief, Mexican Independence Day is not Cinco de Mayo but actually September 16. The holiday commemorates the Grito de Dolores, an 1810 event that began Mexico’s war for independence from Spain. Observe the occasion by mixing up one of these cocktails that call for the country’s signature spirits tequila and mezcal. Salud!
While the Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in North America, its origins are shrouded in mystery. There are almost as many stories about who invented the margarita as there are margarita recipes. Some like them blended, others with a sweetener, but many argue the best margarita recipe is this classic one. Memorize it and you’ll never fail to impress.